A Puerto Rican Ramble comes to an end…

goodbye to this gorgeous view!

It’s always bittersweet when a trip comes to an end – there’s a feeling that there’s still more to see, more to experience. Our trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico was coming to an end! As sad as it was to go, it was great to look back and see just how much we had experienced during our brief stay – and of course, start dreaming about coming back to check out everything we had missed our first time around! Continue reading

A Puerto Rican Ramble – Day 2

the view of the rainforest and Luquillo from Yohaku Tower within EL Yunque

Luquillo Beach. A more natural and local beach and not so groomed as Condado.

On the list for our second day – El Yunque, Luquillo beach, and Fajardo biobay. OH MY!

Originally we had only planned to do a half day trip with the rainforest and the beach. The biobay was extremely fascinating to me… but since the week of our trip was the time of the waxing moon (read: increasing to full moon) it didn’t seem worth it since too much moon means you can’t see the bio-luminescent micro-organisms in the water, which are only visible at night. As they say… le sigh. But the day before, when confirming our rainforest/beach trip, our tourguide told us that he had two people interested in doing the biobay as well and if the 8 of us were to jump in on it… and for <drumroll> a reduced price! Yes! I am a sucker for discounts/reduced prices/sales! Put me on slickdeals and watch a girl go wild!

So we got to do El Yunque/Luquillo Beach/Fajardo Biobay for $100 each! Winning!

The only downside to this was that now instead of a half day tour with some soothing downtime at the hotel, we were now going to do a full day trip from 9 AM to 11 PM. But that was just a teeny little downside. Continue reading